Scholarships and Awards

Annually graduate students in the architecture program benefit from the generous support of local firms committed to developing the next generation of leaders in architecture.  These opportunites provide students with paid internships as well as significant scholarship support.  The 2014 internship-scholarship opportunities are:

 

The architecture program has certain endowed and annual scholarships that recognize extraordinary academic achievements of students. These merit scholarship funds are available on a competitive basis and are available to continuing students in the Architecture Program.

 

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The Society of American Military Engineers seeks applicants to its scholarship program.

Funds are available to students in all programs of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and are given at the discretion of the Dean and the scholarship committee.

Established in July 1999 by the Architecture faculty and staff of UMD, this fund provides awards for students enrolled in the Architecture Program.

This fund has been established to expand the available scholarships for Architecture Graduate Students, and provides support that can offset the financial burden of today’s college expenses.

The architecture program has certain endowed scholarships that support architecture students in ARCH Education Abroad venues. These scholarship funds are available on a competitive basis. Follow the steps below to apply for this category of scholarship funding.

This fund has been established to expand the available scholarships for Architecture Undergraduate Student and provides support that can offset the financial burden of today’s college expenses.

The Cosmos Club Foundation is pleased to announce its 2014-15 Cosmos Scholars Program.  The program provides grants to graduate students to fill unmet needs in their research programs.  Maximum grants are anticipated to be $4,000.00.

This scholarship provides a 10-week paid internship at the office of David M. Schwarz Architects (DMSAS) in Washington, D.C. and a $10,000 stipend for travel and independent research during the summer; open to graduate students who are one year or one semester from graduation.

Established in April 2000 by Design Collective, funds provide annual support to enhance the academic mission of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

This fund was established to promote undergraduate student teaching and graduate student and faculty research departments and disciplines that exhibit strong and continuing support for this project. Funds are used to provide travel abroad opportunities for students involved in the project.

The Grimm + Parker Endowment was established in January 2003 by Grimm + Parker Architects. Funds provide annual scholarship support for students in the Architecture Program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Funds support student scholarship in the Architecture Program.

Established July 7, 1980, by bequest from Frances L. Barr in memory of Herbert Edward Rycroft II, funds provide an annual scholarship to a worthy student in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Established in March 1994 by Barbara (Cookie) Kerxton, the Fund Committee (various relatives, friends and business associates of Jack Smith Kerxton) and CHK Architects and Planners, Inc., this fund provides financial aid, scholarships and/or fellowships to students enrolled in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

This fund, established by former Dean John Steffian and his wife Sarah Steffian, supports fellowships for students in the Architecture Program.

The fund was established in July 1999 by the School of Architecture at UMD, to honor John Hill, who had a profound effect on the lives of students and faculty in the School of Architecture throughout his 31-year career at the University.

Established in June 1998 by the architectural firm of KCF/SHG, this fund supports annual awards for architecture students in the masters program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Established in December 2008 by alumnus Alex Klatskin, AIA, M. Arch. '88, this fund provides annual awards for foreign travel for students admitted to the graduate program in architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Established December 1982 by a gift from Laurence P. Sangston, funds provide annual scholarship awards to needy graduate students in good standing in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Preference will be given to scholars who share the donor’s lifelong interest in Georgian and American colonial architecture.

Established October 23, 1980, by bequest from Ruth E. Thompson Dressel, funds provide scholarships for students in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

The Lili Kibel Memorial Scholarship was established, through the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc., in August 1999 by Henri Kibel, in memory of his wife. Funds provide an annual scholarship for at least one student enrolled in the Architecture Program.

This fund was established in March 1996 by Dr. and Mrs. John H. DeFrance, in memory of their son, Michael Scott DeFrance, who was a senior architecture major at UMD. Funds are used to support two study abroad travel awards, one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student, both of whom are enrolled in the Architecture Program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Scholarships are available to New Jersey residents who are attending an accredited school of Architecture in the United States of America and whose permanent residende is in one of the following counties:

 

Bergen

Hudson

Passaic

Sussex

 

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The Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Scholarship Fund of The Luzerne Foundation, established and funded by members of the NEPA Chapter of AIA is encouraging qualified candidates to apply for assistance. 

 

Funds are provided to an architecture student for a summer study abroad program.

This fund, established to honor Emeritus Professors Ralph Bennett and Karl Du Puy, provides support to students in the Master of Architecture design studios. Support affords studio travel to sites and typical examples of built work, which enriches the studio experience and adds value to studio learning.

The Roger K. Lewis Endowment was established in May 2007 by Roger K. Lewis. Funds provide annual scholarships for graduate students in the Architecture Program.

Established in December 1989 by the School’s Alumni Chapter, funds provide scholarship support to outstanding graduates of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation who are pursuing post-baccalaureate work at UMD.

The purpose of this fund is to provide annual need-based scholarships, under the auspices of the TerpStart Matching Scholarship Program, for undergraduate architecture students enrolled in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

The purpose of this fund is to provide annual need-based scholarships, under the auspices of the TerpStart Matching Scholarship Program, for undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Established in November 2011 by colleagues, students, friends and family of Thomas L. Schumacher, long time faculty leader of the summer program and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

Established in June 2008, with gifts from friends and colleagues of William Bechhoefer, on the occasion of his retirement, the William and Sondra Bechhoefer Travel Scholarship Fund provides awards for travel/study abroad for students enrolled in the Architecture Program.